In the latest TV show ratings, with cable news networks seeing spikes in the wake of Donald Trump’s arrest: Two-thirds of CBS’ #TheFBIs crossover event led Tuesday in the demo, while the FBI hour delivered the night’s biggest audience.
Update: Regarding those cable numbers, Fox News had an audience of 6.7 million watching Trump’s post-arrest presser during the 8 o’clock hour, while another 5 million were tuned into news coverage on CNN and MSBNC.
CBS | Opening the 3-way crossover event (which readers gave an “A-“), and in an earlier-than-usual time slot, FBI: International drew its largest audience ever (6.3 million total viewers, 14% above its season average) and a 0.5 demo rating. FBI followed with 6.4 mil and a 0.5. Closing out the event, FBI: Most Wanted copped its best audience since Dec. 14 (5.9 mil) along with a 0.4 rating. All told, CBS enjoyed its most watched Tuesday of the season; read our Scola/Nina post mortem.
FOX | 9-1-1: Lone Star (3.2 mil/0.4, read recap) hit and tied at least season lows, while Accused (1.7 mil/0.2) was steady.
THE CW | Superman & Lois (720K/0.1) drew a best-since-season premiere audience, while Gotham Knights (470K/0.1) was steady.
NBC | Night Court (3.2 mil/0.4) and American Auto (1.9 mil/0.2) were steady, while The Voice (4.2 mil/0.4, read recap) and That’s My Jam (2.2 mil/0.3) were down.
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The Live+Same Day numbers reported in our ratings column do not reflect a show’s overall performance, given the increased use of delayed playback via DVR and streaming platforms, plus out-of-home viewing. These numbers (Nielsen fast nationals, unless denoted as finals) instead aim to simply illustrate trends or superlatives. This is only an exhibition, this is not a competition. Please, no wagering.
Pretty pitiful numbers for Accused.
I’ve been enjoying Accused but last night was a weak episode. Lone Star was also boring and poorly written. And I hope to never watch another episode of the International and Most Wanted children of FBI. I will stick with the original. The best on television last night? Superman and Gotham.
so happy to see see other fans giving Gotham Knights a chance, because its really not a bad show. Superman and Lois has been really really good this season also Bitsie Tulloch and Tyler Hoechlin have been so damn good as Lois and Clark …. and if i can be controversial, yet brave for a second …. the addition of Michael Bishop as Jonathan has really changed the dynamics of the series in a positive way IMO … Michael and Alex Garfin (aka Jordan) have such chemistry together that i could believe they were actually brothers
Gothan nights is a terrible show tried to watch it very badly done superman and Louis much better
You Americans are very boring fbis were great 👍 Canadian people have better taste and mabey we are not Americans probably emigrants
ive been enjoying Gotham Knights, even though reviewers told me i shouldnt … last nights episode with the amazing Veronica Cartwright playing the creepy Eunice Harmon and the Court of Owls was really good. if ur a fan of the DCTV universe, and havent given Gotham Knights a chance, you really should.
Cartwright does creepy well… Veronica and sister Angela should do something creepy together.
I think I may have nodded off during Gotham. I need to go to The CW app tonight and review the footage.
Thought the FBI cross over was terrible. Scola is terrible. Cant stand his character. Know way he’s believable as a undercover agent
Scola and Tiffany are my favorites on FBI. I thought the crossover was good.
Fbis were great politics with Trump no we was not great at a president give me Abraham Lincoln any time the Kennedys
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I was skeptical about the FBI crossover, but it turned out to be attention-grabbing and kept me interested from the beginning to the end. Good acting and storyline. Like Scola/Nina a lot and watch FBI (the original one)regularly.
I enjoy Accused and happy it got renewed. American Auto being steady is great because I like that show. I hope it stays that way so it gets renewed.
S&L had another strong outing. Still on the fence with Gotham. I do think they have Duela channeling a young Alice. Some of the acting is quite bad but some is quite good. What is going on with Harvey and what was that”two-face” crack about? Hmmm…
Nice to know what happened in the shows. Enjoyed them. Riveting drama with a good plot.
Tuesday and Friday nights are my TV nights! I loved the FBI crossover, just like the one in the fall! I watch FBI(all 3) on Tuesday nights and it’s the only work night of the week night I stay up until 11 pm. I’m a huge fan ever since the original began a number of years back! Keep up the good work!